Baripada: In a bizarre incident, six ambulance staff were thrashed by locals after an ambulance van hit a trolley at Chauliasola Chhak on Udala-Baripada road in Mayurbhanj district last night.
Sources said a 108 ambulance was returning from a hospital here after admitting a patient from Udala at around 2 AM yesterday. Due to poor visibility for fog, the ambulance hit a stationary trolley on the roadside. Angry over this, few locals present on the spot dragged the driver, a pharmacist and an attendant out of the ambulance van and thrashed them black and blue.
Getting Information, when another ambulance team from Baripada reached the spot, the locals also started beating the driver and two other occupants of the van. All the injured were later admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
While a police complaint has been lodged in this connection, staff of 108 ambulance have threatened to stage an agitation in coming days if action is not taken against the wrongdoers.